Since 2006, Abderrahim Foukara has served as the Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel’s Washington bureau chief and host of Min Washington, a weekly roundtable show on American political and cultural affairs. Prior, he was a Washington-based reporter at the Channel, later becoming head of its United Nations office.
Before Al-Jazeera, Abderrahim reported for the BBC. From 1990 to 1999, he worked as a BBC World Service producer, anchor, reporter, and journalism instructor in various departments, including Arabic, English, African, and World Service Journalism Training. In 1999, he joined The World, a co-production of the BBC, Public Radio International, and GWBH Boston, as an Arab world affairs reporter. In 2001, he continued to report for the BBC in London out of D.C. while also serving as a senior editor at All-Africa.com.
Abderrahim has been a frequent guest on various radio and television news shows, including NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show,” NPR’s “Tell Me More,” PBS’s “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” He has been a panelist and keynote speaker at a number of world conferences, military colleges, and organization events.
Abderrahim was born in Morocco, where he completed a B.A. in English before moving to the UK to earn his Ph.D. in African studies.